Install Android OS On HTC Universal Windows Mobile Phone

htc-Universal-androidYou may or may not remember the HTC Universal with it’s micro laptop looks and being the first 3G device worldwide back in 2005. So 6 years later, the device is all hip again. Yes, XDA-Developers forum members notime2d8 and orzech2111 have just released a port of the Android 2.2 Froyo for the HTC Universal! A project that has been in the works for almost a year now! More on this and how to install it on your HTC Universal, after the break.

So far the following features are functioning:

  • Kernel v2.6.36.
  • LCD.
  • Keyboard.
  • SD card slot.
  • Max1587a.
  • Asic3 Buttons.
  • Automatic screen rotation.
  • Touchscreen.
  • Bluetooth.
  • USB host.
  • Backlight.
  • Adb and USB mass storage.
  • M24C08 Eeprom.
  • Keyboard and button backlights.
  • RTC8564.
  • Led’s – Red, Green, Blue, and vibrate.
  • AC Charging.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Bfq.
  • Bfs.
  • Slqb.
  • Interactive + smartass cpu governor.
  • Classic rcu.
  • Root support.
  • Support for EXT4 filesystems.
  • Phone.
  • Audio – no input from mics, routing related.

Not functioning:

  • Data – 3G or GPRS.
  • Camera’s – Added driver for both cams.
  • Power Management.


The 64MB RAM on the Universal is making things a little tough, but not impossible at the moment. If you wish to try this out on your HTC Universal, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers and follow the instructions over there. Generally we post the instructions ourselves but due to the fragility and ambiguity involved in the procedure posted, we cannot take the risk.